Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Dabbling with acrylics and practicing pet portraits I decided to create one in honor of my childhood pet Toby. This painting is dedicated to his memory and gentle nature.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


These adorable straws were sent to me by Carrie at cdk designs and all I could think about was lemonade so I took some photos with lemons! I had the best time shooting these. Carrie was so generous and sent me a bunch of goodies from her fab store including a magnet, ribbon, striped bags and the striped straws. Check out the close ups of the straws and bags below and don't forget to visit her store on etsy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I was so thrilled to be the French Friday winner and even more excited to receive such a beautiful and special package in the mail yesterday. How to say thank you I wondered? I decided to take photos for all to see - enjoy! I also added a Fiona Designs touch!

Marie Antoinette petite pocket by ParisGal56
Merci card by Fiona Designs

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Fiona Designs has been featured on the etsy greetings team blog and my cubie corner. Thank you so much for the lovely feature on Fiona Designs cards.

Newly posted at is welcome to the world oh sweet little one - the precious way to welcome a new baby girl.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Main Entry: en·thu·si·asm
Pronunciation: \in-ˈthü-zē-ˌa-zəm, en-, also -ˈthyü-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek enthousiasmos, fromenthousiazein to be inspired, irregular from entheosinspired, from en- + theos god
Date: 1603

1 a : belief in special revelations of the Holy Spirit b: religious fanaticism 2 a : strong excitement of feeling : ardor b : something inspiring zeal or fervor s include sailing and fishing>

synonyms see passion

Today on Scoutie girl Tara posted about gifts of enthusiasm which I think is fabulous to ponder - gifts that require "no bows... just you." For me the ocean and all it's blues contrasted with the soft sand is what I am crazy about! I created the following treasury with that in mind entitled "Of the Sea."

The Raven

I have become slightly addicted to curating treasuries on etsy and wanted to share another of my collections with you. The raven is actually a bird that I have an affinity for as it's part of a family crest. So I took that inspiration and found all things raven. I was thrilled to see that Joan Colbert featured my treasury on her blog.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Little Bit French: French Friday Winner

I am tickled pink to be the French Friday Winner! Check out Rhonda's blog - it's so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you Rhonda!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Perfectly Preppy

Sweet in pink and green, this absolutely adorable apron is created by LWhelan Designs. It is currently an item on Sweet Southern Prep's blog as a giveaway - how lucky will the winner be? Don't forget to check out how to enter to win!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I have to break with my pink theme as I am so excited! The above treasury that I curated has been selected for the front page of etsy! Cheers!

English Roses

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010